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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
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Each Fano Oltre series guitar is handbuilt in the USA using an old-growth North American Alder body, maple neck and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The result is a resonant, lively instrument crafted with care and precision. This series allows for a number of customizations, from color to pickguard, knobs to pickups. Models can be built with either a maple or rosewood fretboard to meet the needs of a variety of players. If this isn’t the exact Fano you are looking for, contact us to spec one out precisely to your liking!
What Do We Think?
This Builder’s Choice RB6 Oltre gets a little special treatment in the cosmetics department in the form of a red plexi pickguard and matching red speed knobs. It’s no slouch in the tonal department either.
We have repeatedly found the combination of Fano’s richly-voiced P-90 pickups, a 24.75” scale length and TonePros wraparound tailpiece to be a perfect tonal recipe. The neck position has a slightly spongy attack that summons vintage-flavored tones; warm and dry on bottom but just the right bark on top.
The bridge position is thick but enunciated. It dishes out rocking rhythm tones with plenty of meat on the bone and just enough bite to keep them distinct. Single note leads are full, round and vocal. The top end has a beautiful shimmer that rolls off before it can become unpleasant.
The middle position adds a bit of snap to the recipe. It is particularly well-situated to delivering your clean tones, highlighting an open midrange while allowing the depth of the neck pickup and the shimmer of the bridge to shine through. The German Carve on the body gives the strumming arm a nice break and even adds a little weight reduction. This is definitely a guitar that will feel light on the shoulder all gig long.
How Does It Play?
The string action on this guitar hovers right around 4/64” all the way across at the 12th fret. There is no fretbuzz. The frets are beautifully dressed and polished. The round back 50’s-inspired C profile fills out the hand nicely, with a good taper that starts moderate in the cowboy chord area and really encourages you to dig in on the upper frets.
Weight: 6lb 14.1oz
The Fano Custom padded gigbag is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Fingerboard: Rosewood with Rolled Edges
Neck Joint: Bolt On
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 10"-16"
Neck Shape: Late 50's Round Back (.860” - .970”)
Inlay: Dots (Clay)
Frets: 22 - Jescar Medium Jumbo Nickel/Silver
String Nut: 1.687" Graphtech Tusq XL
Tuning Keys: Fano Modern Kluson-style
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Color: Bull Black
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Bull Black
Lower Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Body Distress: Light
Neck Distress: Light
Neck Pickup: Fano P-90
Bridge Pickup: Fano P-90
Pickup Covers: Black
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Controls: Volume, Tone, & 3-Way Switch
Bridge: TonePros AVT-II
Knobs: Black Mustang
Switch Tip Knob: White
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench